14 out of 50 isn't too bad. My ten year old is laughing at this. She's read nearly 30 books this summer. I'm constantly reminding her she doesn't have to do things like laundry and drive. My children will be gone for the next ten days which should give me lots of extra reading time. Just kidding. That extra reading time is going to be spent touring wineries and catching up with my friends who have finally returned from their year serving overseas in Kuwait.

Personal Summer Challenge

Reblogged from Sorry kids, no feet. :

 I am not going to be participating in this round of Booklikes-opoly. Instead I'm going to be participating in a summer challenge with a historical fiction group I moderate for. The goal is to read 50 books over the course of the summer. We create our lists and lock them on June 1st. The goal is to read all 50 books on the list and earn points. There are opportunities to change things around twice during the summer. If you'd like more information or to participate, I'll post a link in the comments. Be warned, it is a Goodreads group. I promise, we aren't overly "Goodreads-ish".


This post is going to serve as my tracking post. 


50.) Here Be Dragons- Sharon Kay Penman 

49.)The Cuckoo's Calling - Robert Galbraith

48.) Red Rising - Pierre Brown

47.) Traitor - Rory Clements

46.) Empress Orchid - Anchee Min - Swapped out for Good Riddance - Elinor Lipman

45.) Silent in the Grave - Deanna Raybourn

44.) The Huntress - Kate Quinn

43.) The Witches of St. Petersburg - Imogen Edwards Jones

42.) Bethlehem Road - Anne Perry

41.) When Gods Die - C.S Harris

40.) The Leopard's Prey - Suzanne Arrunda

39.) Murder, Most Royal - Jean Plaidy

38.)Her Royal Spyness - Rhys Bowen

37.) A Breach of Promise - Anne Perry

36.) The Serpent's Daughter - Suzanne Arrunda

35.) Silent in the Sanctuary - Deanna Raybourn

34.) The White Mirror - Elsa Hart - Swapped out for The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls - Anissa Grey

33.) Prince - Rory Clements

32.) The Samurai's Wife - Laura Joh Rowland

31.) The Iona Sanction - Gary Colby

30.) Gods of Gotham - Lyndsay Faye

29.) American Princess - Stephanie Thornton

28.) Rough Music - Robert Blake

27.) The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern

26.) Weighed in the Balance - Anne Perry

25.) The Prisoner in the Castle - Susan Elia MacNeal

24.) Woman 99 - Greer Macalister

23.) The Pericles Commission - Gary Colby

22.) Forever Amber - Kathleen Winsor

21.) Eye of the Red Tsar - Sam Eastland

20.) Watch the Lady - Elizabeth Fremantle

19.) Highgate Rise - Anne Perry

18.) A Trail of Ink - Melvin R. Starr

17.) To Die But Once - Jacquline Winspear

16.) The Winter King  Bernard Cornwell

15.) The Silkworm - Robert Galbraith

14.) Ravenspur - Conn Iggulden

13.) Remedy for Treason - Cardine Roe

12.) The Heretics - Rory Clements

11.) The Sunne in Splendour - Sharon Kay Penman

10.) The Last Bookaneer - Matthew Pearl

9.) Belgrave Square - Anne Perry

8.) The American Agent - Jacquline Winspear

7.) The Winter Queen - Boris Akunin

6.) We Are Water - Wally Lamb - Swapped out for Daughters of the Lake - Wendy Webb

5.) Jade Dragon Mountain - Elsa Hart

4.) The Temple of the Muses - John Maddox Roberts

3.)The Silent Cry - Anne Perry

2.) The Concubine's Tattoo - Laura Joh Rowland

1.) Pope Joan - Donna Woolfolk Cross